Showing posts from June, 2011

Making Progress

I'm going to have to put up the quilting for a week - it's time for Camp Grandma! I'm currently staying with Mom while my house is getting built, which means my place of residence is about to be overrun by kids. Nine of them, aged 10, 6, 6, 5, 4, 2, 1, 1 and baby. Not a good mix with small quilt pieces! I did make progress on the quilt, and now have four square completed and one nearly completed. I also finally got around to organizing the templates, rather than having them spread all over the dining room table!

Starting Out!

So I'm pretty new to this blogging thing. So you'll have to forgive any blogging faux pas! But I've been following a number of quilting and crafting blogs, and there are several that are doing a quilt along, using the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt book. I'm a farmer's daughter myself, and this project seemed to be just calling to me, so here goes! The quilt has 111 blocks, and the idea is to quilt 2 per week. I'm a bit behind getting started, but I'm trying to make up for it! I'll be using a fat quarter bundle from Moda, the Morris Tapestry line. I just love these fabrics; they are some of my absolute favorites, and I have been looking for the perfect project to use them with, and this just struck a chord. I'll try and figure out how to publish some pictures here shortly. I have my first four blocks done, blocks 1,2,4 and 5 in the book. (Block three has a curved appliqued piece, so it's making me a bit nervous!)